|Enewsletter • November 7, 2012|
great to know that I
can support Vegan Outreach –
and in turn increase the number of people who
hear our message – by making a financial
Accompanying a donation to the Matching Opportunity:
have known Vegan Outreach for
years. But frankly, [the] post on the Counting Animals blog
made me see more clearly why the work you do
is compellingly important and really urgently
needed! Thank you for what you do!
You Can Reach the 49%
Now is a good time to remember: Only 51% of Americans Adamantly Have “No Problem” Eating Meat & Dairy.
Paul was at the conference where these results were presented, and he noted: “In its summary of concerns Americans were offered, ‘humane treatment of farm animals’ ranked higher than obesity, environmental sustainability in farming, global warming, and having enough food to feed poor nations.”
There is no doubt that just 20 years ago, the results would have been far, far different – if anyone had even imagined asking a question about farmed animals!
Your dedication and donations have changed this!
And today, half of the population is willing to question eating animals!
Now is the time to help these people start making changes – and maintain those changes.
You can drive this action!
You can use a credit card to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or send a tax-deductible check or money order to:
Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751
Many people are now willing – even eager – to learn the truth.
And every day, Vegan Outreach activists are reaching thousands of them!
Thank you so very much!
Your doubled donation today will lead to more of these stories:
weather & receptive students
at Kent State made it a personal record for
me on the first day of my Ohio vacation – over
2,000 students reached! One student stopped
to say, “I just want to tell you that pamphlet
changed my life! I have been vegetarian for
a year now.” Another student said she had
gone vegetarian from receiving the booklet before.
Both were happy to take Guides.
A few students told me they read it and it was
interesting or upsetting. One said, “OK,
I read it. Now what can I do about it?”
so we talked about choosing meat-free meals.
One guy who took a booklet tried to give it
to another guy who said, “No way, I don’t
want that, it’s nasty. I can’t eat chicken anymore!”
joined me at Central Connecticut
State, where she plans to start an AR group!
She’s a great leafleter. We had 15 students
share their emails and sign up to join the campus
group! I also got a faculty member, who is vegetarian
and teaches about factory farming and reducing
meat consumption in his bio class, to give me
his email; he will support / advise the group
so it can get started.
day with Fred! We reached over
3,000 students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College
and the University of St. Thomas. I met one
student who said she had a booklet on her wall,
and another woman who said that she still has
one from years ago; she was happy to get a Guide.
I had a very productive conversation with one
guy and heard from another that he really appreciates
the work we’re doing out here: “it’s not
right what we do to animals.”
Brian, Mike, and I had a productive day at
West Valley College. The take rate was high,
and the students were polite. I noticed many
of them looking through the leaflet as they
were walking away, and one woman reading it
all the way through while she was relaxing on
the grass [below]. I met a vegetarian
who happily accepted a recipe guide because
she is trying to go vegan. She admitted her
challenge was mainly going out with friends
to eat, and how she often gives in to things
like cheese pizza. She said she knows about
the issues and wants to be vegan because it’s
the right thing to do. I thanked her for caring
and told her I knew she would get here soon.
new all-day record for me – I
handed an Even If You Like Meat to
3,360 students at Virginia Commonwealth University,
and also gave out 20 Guides! VCU is absolutely
the most ideal demographic! I got contact info
from a number of students who want to get active;
I’ll be putting them in touch with each other.
And I had a number of great conversations, discussing
everything from free-range issues to MMA fighters
had a good day at the Lakeland
and Winter Haven campuses of Polk State. Met
many vegetarians. One woman who initially said
she couldn’t live without beef ended up leaving
with a Guide after I told her I grew up in the
Carolinas and have been vegan since 1995, and
thus it was doable. One African-American student
stopped to ask me about my motivation. He had
some really good questions, and is extremely
interested in exploring vegetarianism. He thought
it was cool that I had been vegan for so long.
After we talked for about five minutes, he said
that he’s going to try to get all of his family
members to join him in making dietary changes.
outreach with Kyunghee at Ferris
State. One woman said she was now going to go
back to being veg; another said, “Can I
have one of those things everyone’s reading
and I reached 2,450 more students
at Riverside Community College, and heard from
tons of sympathetic peeps, including a girl
on the verge of tears. Her dad’s always
been an ethical veg but she never looked into
why. She’s diving into vegan – no
stops. Kassy rocked the free speech area like
a champ, even when In-N-Out Burger parked next
to her to give away food (do we detect some
desperation? Apparently :)). She found they
made leafleting easier cuz they slowed foot
traffic – and she met an amazing new veggie
[Alondra, left] from a previous semester’s
and I rocked Santa Rosa Junior
College hard today, reaching nearly 1,800 students!
I gave two presentations in English classes
that went really well. We watched Farm to
Fridge and talked about it as a group.
The students had such excellent questions and
everyone was engaged in the discussion. I’m
sure a lot of people will be making changes
in their diets. Also, the professor (now a friend
of mine since I’ve been presenting in
her classes for two years now) offers her students
extra credit for eating a vegan sandwich at
Ike’s Place across the street and bringing
in the receipt. She said some students have
already done it and taken pictures and posted
to their Facebook community! Awesome!
100% acceptance rate and great
feedback at the University of Maine. One young
man said, “Keep up the good work. You are
doing something noble.”
From a recent batch of Guide requests:
A student handed me a booklet today,
and after looking at it, I couldn’t ignore how
I felt about the cruelty animals suffer in order
for humans to “enjoy” meat. I sat down at my
computer and followed the link on the back of
the booklet, and ended up here.
I was given a booklet by
a kind gentleman on my way to class at the college
– I almost cried.
I received a packet from
my boyfriend. He knows I am very passionate
about animals and he showed me the brochure.
I have now decided to go vegetarian. Thank you
I just received a booklet while
walking out of my college’s cafeteria and I’ve
been interested in becoming a vegetarian for
a while now. :-)
Came across your info
in the Compassionate Choices booklet.
I’m already a vegetarian, but after reading
through the Guide I wonder if I should give
up milk and eggs as well.
home a couple Vegan Outreach booklets
and shared them with my family. We have gone
vegan since and feel so much better.
Real results every day!
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